This is an analysis of the poem The Gentle Man that begins with:

I feel the caress of my own fingers
on my own neck as I place my collar ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101110 1111111110 11100 00110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, my are repeated.

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